Work is progressing fast on the construction of Sohar III, an integrated combined-cycle gas turbine power plant located in Sohar Port. The project is valued at over US$1 billion and is on track to commence commercial operations by January 2019.
With more than enough capacity to power new developments in the recently announced Sohar Port South and Sohar Freezone Phase II expansions, the new plant will have a power output of over 1,700 MW, making it Oman’s second largest power station.
Mark Geilenkirchen, chief executive at Sohar Port, says the new plan is highly significant. He explains, “We have seen sustained double-digit growth in Sohar for over 12 years now, and we are on track for continued expansion. Our role is to ensure that world-class infrastructure is in place before our incoming tenants require it, so they do not experience delays when commencing production.”